Household Employment Survey (HES)

Household Employment Survey (HES): An indicator of how the economy was able to create jobs, often used by analysts in conjunction with the payroll survey. HES estimates the nation's employment based on responses from interviews with about 60,000 households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics then inflates the data by the most recent estimates of the population. Unlike the payroll survey, the raw household survey data is not revised, but the population estimates used to inflate them are occasionally updated to incorporate new information from censuses and estimates on immigration.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco